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  • Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine Mare Island
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Vallejo
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

""What was the last book that you read?" " Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

""If you do not become a doctor what will you do?"" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"See posted questions above." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""What was the most interesting thing that you learned in you World Religions course?"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""What one question should I ask to learn the most about you?"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, TUCOM website, application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interior of a number of the buildings had recently been remodeled. Dr. Haight was extremely friendly, positive, and helpful. The happiness of the students that I talked to. The professors seemed to love teaching and had close relationships with the students. The warm weather of California. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The exterior of all the buildings needed to be improved. Due to the isolation of the campus there is little, if any, contact with the outside community. The block schedule seemed to keep students to busy to participate in other activities. Patient contact is virtually non-existent until years 3 and 4. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The Admissions Committee sends you there decision within one to two weeks. After you receive the letter you have two weeks to send back your decision along with $2000 if you accept. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Going into the interview day I had a negative view of the school, mostly due to the comments that I had read on this website. However, after the interview and visit I was left with a much more positive view of this institution. Although still developing TUCOM seems to have a good program and attracts good students. The interview itself was very informal, the interviewers made us all feel relaxed. The questions mostly pertained to what each person had written in their essays. One of the interviewers was a M.D. and wanted to know why we all wanted to be D.O.s. Outside of that questions they were given specifically and individually. Although some do not care for the panel interview I rather enjoyed it. It was nice not to be in the spotlight to whole time and to see how your colleagues answered interview questions. I think that this school will prove to be a great match for some people, but it is not the place for me. " Report Response

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